British experts from the University of Dundee, said that an aging immune system is the main reason why age increases the likelihood of human cancer. Scientists conducted the study also helps to explain why women get cancer less often than men.
Experts note that the probability of developing cancer is influenced both by genetic factors and the environment as well as way of life. To understand the role played by the immune system, the researchers examined data about more than two million patients, whose age ranged from 18 to 70 years. Then the specialists on the basis of the information obtained amounted to a mathematical equation showing that the aging immune system has a significant impact on cancer risk. The women’s immune system ages more slowly.
Recently, the world health organization published a report, which stated that to increase the risk of developing cancer can alcohol. The specialists noted that such a threat alcohol poses even in small amounts, but the degree of risk depends on the amount of alcohol consumed. Also, the authors expressed concern that many people are not aware of the existence of such relationship or ignore it.
To the earlier question about what the immune system of men may give female, was approached by canadian scientist Kyle sue from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He drew attention to the fact that men often carry heavier respiratory infections than women (informal term man flu, that is “man flu” was even included in the Oxford dictionary) and gave evidence that this can be attributed to psychological differences, and the influence on the immune system of the male and female sex hormones.
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